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Sleep… it’s good for your skin

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Lack of it can age skin faster, say scientists

Sleep-deprived people show signs of premature skin ageing and a decrease in their skin’s ability to recover after exposure to sun, a new study has found.

In a first-of-its-kind clinical trial, scientists at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in the U.S. found that sleep quality impacts skin function and ageing.

They demonstrated that poor sleepers had increased signs of skin ageing and slower recovery from a variety of environmental stressors, such as disruption of the skin barrier or ultraviolet radiation. Poor sleepers also had worse assessment of their own skin and facial appearance.

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